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Aerial photos of abandoned mansions i Nevada

By tovarichpeter   2013 Sep 13, 6:49am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   1,615 views   12 comments   watch (0)   share   quote  

http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/michael-light-aerial-photos/

From swimming-pooled suburbs in Phoenix to razed hills awaiting their luxury homes in Nevada, Michael Light has been documenting the western U.S.’s unique topography from the air for the past decade.

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1   smaulgld   2013 Sep 13, 7:23am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

All part of the recovery

2   curious2 (74/74 = 100% civil)   2013 Sep 13, 9:06am  ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

3   smaulgld   2013 Sep 13, 9:53am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

curious2 says

The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

Stone hedge was part of a stimulus package

4   Blurtman (54/54 = 100% civil)   2013 Sep 13, 11:43am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Silly humans.

5   HEY YOU (3/3 = 100% civil)   2013 Sep 13, 3:07pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

How long will it be before we see mobile homes, RVs & tents on these vacant lots?

6   Dan8267 (305/308 = 99% civil)   2013 Sep 13, 3:35pm  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

curious2 says

The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

Nah, Stonehenge was built well enough that it has stood for thousands of years. A McMansion would fall apart in twenty if neglected.

7   Strategic Renter   2013 Sep 14, 12:53am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Dan8267 says

curious2 says

The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

Nah, Stonehenge was built well enough that it has stood for thousands of years. A McMansion would fall apart in twenty if neglected.

Not correct From 1901 to 1964, the majority of the stone circle was restored in a series of makeovers which have left it, in the words of one archaeologist, as 'a product of the 20th century heritage industry

8   Ironman (159/171 = 92% civil)   2013 Sep 14, 1:21am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Some of those photos almost look fake....

Was reading the comments, these jumped out to me:

..."McMansion in the middle of the desert, surrounded by other McMansions feet away. I am not sure I understand the appeal."

..."I have never understood why anyone would spend maga-bucks on a mansion that's so close to a neighbor you can hear them fart. I need a lot more space than that."

If you have that type of money to build a house like that, why the hell do you want to live so close that your neighbor can piss on your house from inside his window???

9   Vicente   2013 Sep 14, 2:14am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

How many have squatters living in them?

10   Fucking White Male (31/31 = 100% civil)   2013 Sep 14, 4:59am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Call it Crazy says

Some of those photos almost look fake....

Was reading the comments, these jumped out to me:

..."McMansion in the middle of the desert, surrounded by other McMansions feet away. I am not sure I understand the appeal."

..."I have never understood why anyone would spend maga-bucks on a mansion that's so close to a neighbor you can hear them fart. I need a lot more space than that."

If you have that type of money to build a house like that, why the hell do you want to live so close that your neighbor can piss on your house from inside his window???

Self loathing 1%'ers who despise that they urinated on the unwashed masses and therefore require to be pee'd on themselves. Not unlike the CEOs who pay fetish hookers to feminize them and have their scrotums crushed by said hookers in 5 inch heels.

11   freak80   2013 Sep 14, 10:30am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

That's nothing. China has whole cities that are empty.

12   freak80   2013 Sep 14, 10:44am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

sbh says

Yep. The Chinese really know how to leg-hump "job creators."

I guess it's because they don't have a military large enough to start endless wars with.

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